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Poster: Donnie L. Date: Aug 14, 2008 11:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

Hi Archive folks,

I've got over 730 shows of GD on CDR...most of it is Soundboard, some audience of course, looking for some CDR trades, your list gets mine, no list is too small...I've got a number of shows I transfered from my DAT>CDR, some ended up on e-tree as unknown sources years ago...

Donnie L.

funbebop@yahoo.com

put GD CDR trade + list in heading

please no sector boundry index issues know your copy software....

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Poster: amosearle Date: Aug 16, 2008 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

I'm organizing my list.
I would love to trade, since I don't bit-torrent and the other sources seem to be a thing of the past.
Good old trades like the old days can't be all bad.
I'm backing up the external hard drive this weekend and will have a list ready when that is complete. Maybe 250 shows so far... when the extra hard drive copy is done I'll be sharing it with someone who will add about 100 more shows. You'll get mail from me soon, and the Cornell, if you don't have it by now.

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Aug 15, 2008 6:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

donnie- do you know how to convert cassettes to cd? have lots of very low gen, hq stuff

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Poster: clashcity Date: Aug 15, 2008 10:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

Edsel has the process described exactly. However, I'd point out how time consuming it is to do this.

Figure on investing about 4-5 hours per show.

Not saying its not worth it, but if you want single tracks you have to go an split them up manually and export, etc... and it does become a pain in the arse.

Spent many late, late nights going cross-eyed doing this with Soundforge.

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Poster: snori Date: Aug 15, 2008 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

I've done this a couple of times, and you're right it is time consuming. I used the wave editor on Nero to mark the tracks which is quite easy. There is some satisfaction in the end, but it would have to be a damn fine copy of a show that's unavailable for dl or torrent before I'd do it again.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Aug 15, 2008 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

It does all depend on the level of exactness one wants to achieve, as well as the tools used to accomplish said goal.

First sets were always nice and easy due to tuning breaks between the songs, but then the 2nd sets were a bit tedious to breakout into individual tracks... especially the earlier years when the transitions would be less defined.

I am constantly impressed by the work of these folks out there "remixing"/upgrading shows. Must take a mighty amount of skill and a significant amount of patience. Quite impressive.

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Poster: secret8476 Date: Aug 15, 2008 7:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

yea its a shame i have about 300 cassette tapes worth of shows and nothin to do with em. If there's an easy way to transfer that stuff to CDR I would love to know as well.

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Poster: Edsel Date: Aug 15, 2008 7:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

You will need a recording program, something like Audacity, or similar, and a cable (left and right rca plugs on one end, and a 1/8" stereo plug on the other end....try radio shack, around 5 or 6 bucks) to connect your cassette deck to the line in input on your soundcard. Then it's just a matter of setting the levels, and playing the tapes.
Once you have recorded the cassette, you can break the wav into seperate tracks before burning to a CD.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Aug 15, 2008 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

I've used Recordpad to upload and slice cassette tracks, it's primitive but quick, and the record levels can be punched up a bit.

I imagine there's some primal Dead ('66-'70) out there that hasn't emerged or been converted yet.

I saw a schoolmate recording GD shows with a Panasonic mono deck with built-in condensor mike, on less crowded nights (Thursday, Sunday) at the Fillmore West (Carousel Ballroom) in 1970.

Sounds low-fi, but he actually got pretty good results.

And some of those shows aren't in circulation anywhere, or are seriously incomplete.

Don't know what became of the dude, maybe I could get his name from a 1969 or 1970 Lowell HS yearbook and go from there.

The mind reels...
think of the unknown archives that really would be worth the trouble to switch and slice...



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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 23, 2008 8:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

I can trade vols. of mid-sixties artists whose output was limited to a 45 7" single or 2, requiring at some distant date compilations of an archival nature to keep from being heard only by extreme researchers into the "lost" psychedelic and pop teasers (circa 1965 - 1976) which while often as not are fairly predictable, do include the occasional gem where the moment was caught on tape "live" in the studio, never to be recreated again in subsequent settings...
most of the artists in question were not well seasoned or insistant enough to be able to play anything other than standard rock and roll fare in concert (Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard... which at least got the kids dancing and well, that's show biz.)

BTW, I finally got my burner replaced and working pretty good with Nero 7 (already outdated since Nero 8 and 9 added more options and improvements, but for me the essential 7 is more than enough).
I can't recall the familiar handle of the generous GD forum person, that I'll finally be sending some of the obscure non-GD late '60s early '70s psych I've archived - as promised, to Design & Vision in Northboro, MA -

in gratitude for having sent me some Feb-March 1969 Fillmore West CDRs last year.

If your cups are full, may they be again my friends.

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Poster: Donnie L. Date: Aug 15, 2008 10:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

Hi Archive folks,

730 X 3 = 2190...I'd say I've got around 2000 discs give or take 75...trust it's a buttload..all of it is HQ...I had some low gen cassette but the thrill was finding those sources on DAT back in the 90's...

I used a stand alone system and still do (if I actually had it in my possession...went through a bad divorce and I haven't gotten back into my house to get anything...the wife did by request of her mother to send back my grateful dead CDR collection , I had about 100 shows out through the house so they didn't come back with the archive...I've got about 1500 non GD shows at the house too, plus at least 1000 DATs too, bummer! it might have been destroyed, sold, or given away...I had a bunch of rare stuff that I personally recorded all non GD via DAT!)

I had DAT>CDR transfers down...I was doing it in spring of 97 way before alot of folks did it which is why alot of the stuff indirectly made it's way here...

I used a Roland VS-880EX through a Marantz 650 disc presser that was used only for sample rate conversion since it failed and didn't burn (all at real time) that made it's way via SCCI "scuzzie" into a QPS ext. burner at 2x then I used NERO to burn copies...later I went to 4X on the burn...all through s/pdif, no processing what so ever via the DATs...they probably are not the best sources anymore since miller does a great job remastering...but I did have some great stuff when the DATs were clean...

it's not worth transfering your GD cassettes unless you've got really good masters or 1st gen's...non GD is worth it becuase it so rare and not archived like this stuff is here

anybody want to trade, seriously I didn't get my cornell 77 SBD from the house...can you believe I've got over 2000 GD CDR's and not Cornell 77, can somebody please throw me a list....and some quick snail mail trades?

grovel, grovel

Donnie L.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 15, 2008 11:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

Where's the bitch live? I can see a full on archive raid to liberate your music...

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Aug 16, 2008 12:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

Make your next CD player a Player/recorder combo unit. These hook up to a stereo pre-amp just like a cassette deck or a Hi-Fi VCR. I use CD-RWs for copying tapes. These can be ripped to a computer hard drive in several formats of your choice. Then use your software (NERO etc) to split and edit the tracks.

ERASE the CD-RWs when you're done and they're ready for the next project. There might be easier and cheaper ways to do this; but I already owned that stand-alone hardware...

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Poster: CompSurfahV2 Date: Aug 15, 2008 4:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: got 730+ GD shows , CDR trade anybody?

Hmmm... How many CDR's is that? One show per CDR? OR a two-set show on 3-CDR's. Curious minds wants to know.

Some may recall that earlier this year I fried an external hard-drive that, for me, was exclusively Grateful Dead. The friend that introduced me to the Dead said "start down loading again... Enjoy downloading again." Seven months later... I have passed beyond the collection of shows I had before, now on new external Hard-Drive.

So... The questions are:

How many shows does everyone have?

How many shows are too many?

Are they hard-drive bound (internal or external), or CD-R bound? If CDRs... How many?